Class of 2002

Born: February 7, 1943 in Birmingham, Alabama

Category: Football

Jimmy Sidle played collegiately at Auburn University where he was named All-SEC and a consensus All-American at quarterback in 1963. That year he became the first quarterback to ever lead the nation in rushing with 1,006 yards. He also led the SEC in both rushing and total offense, earning him SEC Player of the Year and Most Valuable Back honors. He played in the 1964 Orange Bowl. In the NFL, he became a starting halfback with the Dallas Cowboys in 1965 before being injured. He also played with the Atlanta Falcons, then spent two years in the Canadian Football League with British Columbia.